Sunday, April 29th, 2012
“It’s a disaster for us.” - New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe on Thierry Henry’s hamstring injury.
It was the best of days and the worst of days for Thierry Henry on Saturday.
The 34-year-old Frenchman, who usually gives off the impression that he is in prime condition, showed a sign of aging against the Revs as the Red Bulls striker snapped his hamstring. Up until that point, however, it had all been going so well for MLS’s star centre-forward.
It took Thierry Henry seven minutes to become the match-winner.
The number 14 beat Revs defender McCarthy to a long punt, and, after getting a sniff on goal, Henry produced a sublime chipped finish to lob the ball in the net. Henry celebrated his 9th goal of the season in violent fashion; breaking a corner flag in two with an angry kick.
18 minutes later it was Henry who was breaking down. While hoping for a pass as he ran in a full sprint across the center of the field, Henry pulled up lame and immediately went down clutching his right hamstring. He was carried off, and is now expected to miss at least a month of football.